FallingInPlace ADN, BSN, RN

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FallingInPlace has 9 years experience as a ADN, BSN, RN and specializes in Med Surg, Hospice, Wound Care.

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  1. Suicidal Ideation and Muscle Twitches - "I used to be so happy" | Case Study

    Vitamin B and Vitamin D levels genetic testing
  2. Concerned - New Grad from Excelsior

    None of our new grads are coming in with clinical experience due to COVID. Just apply. Everyone needs nurses right now with a good work ethic and some compassion.
  3. Leave my permanent job for a temp position?

    I've been working COVID vaccine clinics this Spring, and they are drying up, at least where I live. I have been called off every shift for the last 3 weeks. I'd be worried that you would be unemployed pretty quickly if you took a vaccinator job. I...
  4. Covid-19 Bonus

    My employer just announced a COVID bonus to be paid in March. I'll be curious to see how much it is since it's going to everybody, even employees who've never taken care of a COVID patient. I think those of use who were coerced to work the COVID un...
  5. Nurse developing early osteoarthritis

    I always wear Brooks Adrenaline, but everyone's feet are different.
  6. Can't get covid at work

    I'm thinking about my colleague who ran into help a patient in respiratory distress, called a rapid response, and got COVID as a result a week later. We were working on a COVID unit, and she didn't have time to grab PPE. I've personally run in to g...
  7. Co worker

    Realistically, you know what you need to know. Management is aware of the problem, and has decided not to act on it, so they're not going to respond to your comments unless you have a much more serious incident involving patient safety. That leaves...
  8. New grad interested in infectious disease

    Med surg is great exposure to infectious disease. You will see a little of everything there. My hospital system requires an MSN to get hired in the ID clinics, so that's something to keep in mind.
  9. Hospice as first RN job?

    To answer your question, yes, some hospices will hire new grads, but I personally recommend some acute care experience before going to hospice. My med surg experience was invaluable in assessing what I was seeing in patients. In hospice, you are of...
  10. Struggling new nurse

    I found that picking one area of improvement for myself each day before I started was helpful. For example, if I needed to pick up speed in charting, I set that as a goal. At the end of the day it feels good to have one thing under better control. ...
  11. Is 63 to old to start nursing school?

    I had a classmate who started at 63, and graduated on time! She had some experience earlier in life as a Rad Tech, so she knew what she was getting into. After graduating, she had a tough time finding a job, eventually settling for something not to...
  12. Resign first or wait until I find out if I'm fired?

    Yes, very stressful. Verbal reprimand, they don't think I'm a good fit for my current position, but have made no effort to assist in any way, and the criticisms have been vague; I've decided to move on.
  13. Resign first or wait until I find out if I'm fired?

    Not terminated, just a spanking. I think my best course of action is to start looking for another job, pronto. Thanks everyone, for your support.
  14. Resign first or wait until I find out if I'm fired?

    Yes, Daveydo, plan for the worst and hope for the best! Thanks!
  15. Resign first or wait until I find out if I'm fired?

    Kakamegamma, tone of voice didn't match, and it's not a random UDS. Thanks for the good wishes!